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Readings of the Day: Wednesday of the Ninth Week in Ordinary Time

To you, O Lord, I lift up my eyes.

Readings of the Day: Wednesday of the Ninth Week in Ordinary Time

Reading for the Day
2 Timothy 1:1-3, 6-12

  • 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God according to the promise of the life which is in Christ Jesus,
  • 2 To Timothy, my beloved child: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
  • 3 I thank God whom I serve with a clear conscience, as did my fathers, when I remember you constantly in my prayers.
  • 6 Hence I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is within you through the laying on of my hands;
  • 7 for God did not give us a spirit of timidity but a spirit of power and love and self-control.
  • 8 Do not be ashamed then of testifying to our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel in the power of God,
  • 9 who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not in virtue of our works but in virtue of his own purpose and the grace which he gave us in Christ Jesus ages ago,
  • 10 and now has manifested through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.
  • 11 For this gospel I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher,
  • 12 and therefore I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am sure that he is able to guard until that Day what has been entrusted to me.

Responsorial Psalm
Psalms 123:1-2

Response: To you, O Lord, I lift up my eyes.

  • 1 To thee I lift up my eyes, O thou who art enthroned in the heavens! R
  • 2 Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the LORD our God, till he have mercy upon us. R

Gospel for the Day
Mark 12:18-27

  • 18 And Sad'ducees came to him, who say that there is no resurrection; and they asked him a question, saying,
  • 19 "Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man's brother dies and leaves a wife, but leaves no child, the man must take the wife, and raise up children for his brother.
  • 20 There were seven brothers; the first took a wife, and when he died left no children;
  • 21 and the second took her, and died, leaving no children; and the third likewise;
  • 22 and the seven left no children. Last of all the woman also died.
  • 23 In the resurrection whose wife will she be? For the seven had her as wife."
  • 24 Jesus said to them, "Is not this why you are wrong, that you know neither the scriptures nor the power of God?
  • 25 For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.
  • 26 And as for the dead being raised, have you not read in the book of Moses, in the passage about the bush, how God said to him, `I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'?
  • 27 He is not God of the dead, but of the living; you are quite wrong."
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